New IWFM and Ricoh guidance: Empowering people


  • Workplace

19 November 2020

Today we have launched the sixth guidance note in our ‘Creating better workplaces’ partnership with technology provider Ricoh: Empowering people

This, the first in the new series of guidance notes that will be delivered by this partnership, explores the future of workplace through a cultural lens. It discusses changing attitudes towards flexible and distributed working and considers the critical role that culture plays in enabling or hindering changes to working practices in organisations. 

The overall aim of this guidance note is to enable workplace and FM professionals to have more informed discussions about the role that culture plays in changing working practices in their organisations or their client organisations.  

Simone Fenton-Jarvis BSc MBA FIWFM, Workplace Services Consultancy Director at Ricoh, said of the guidance: ‘2020 has shown that connection, belonging and humility will drive our organisations into the future; we’ve been reminded of our priorities, our values and our purpose. Looking ahead to 2021, we need to ensure the culture of the organisation represents all of this in the how, where and when we work. The workplace should become a destination we choose to go to, not have to go to.’ 

Download the ‘Empowering people’ guidance here